My youngsters love seize and go snacks to take to highschool, sports activities, and different actions. The worth of comfort meals like that may rapidly add up, particularly if you find yourself taking dietary restrictions into consideration. Additionally, the substances aren’t at all times the very best. That’s why I’m at all times looking out for more healthy objects we are able to make at dwelling, reminiscent of our Busy Day Peanut Butter Balls or these Chocolate Chip Smooth Baked Granola Bars.
This recipe is tailored from certainly one of my favourite cookbooks, Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn. These candy, chewy, cake-like bars are nice for breakfast, snacks, and even dessert! Katherine and I made them dairy free, and that is certainly one of our favourite make-at-home bars. Along with being good for these avoiding dairy and nuts, it’s additionally a tasty mushy bar for kids coping with lacking tooth or orthodontics.
We additionally make our personal homemade soft baked granola, that’s fortified with dairy-free dry milk powder, to make use of in these bars and customise them much more. These mushy baked granola bars match effectively into snack-size zip prime luggage, or you possibly can wrap them individually in wax paper or plastic wrap to take them wherever your back-to-school schedule sends you. They’re slightly fragile, although, so don’t put them within the backside of your backpack!
This can be a superb recipe for younger bakers who may help to combine each the dry and moist substances each individually and collectively. They simply would possibly need assistance placing the bars out and in of the oven and chopping them into even parts. Older youngsters and youths could make your complete recipe by themselves. They’ll even have enjoyable including different mix-ins if they need!
Particular Food plan Notes: Smooth Baked Granola Bars
By substances, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian.
For gluten-free mushy baked granola bars, substitute oat flour or your favourite gluten-free flour blend for the flour. Additionally use certified gluten-free oats, if wanted. Let the bars cool fully earlier than chopping.
For vegan and egg-free mushy baked granola bars, you possibly can substitute your favourite egg replacer, however the texture shall be a bit completely different.
Chocolate Chip Smooth Baked Granola Bars
Writer: Sarah and Katherine Hatfield
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish (you should utilize the identical one you made the granola with!).
- Put the granola, oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl and stir to mix.
- Put the sugar, buttery unfold, liquid sweetener, eggs, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer till clean and creamy.
- Stir the moist combination into the flour combination till effectively mixed.
- Fold within the chocolate chips.
- Evenly unfold the batter into your ready baking dish.
- Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, or till golden brown. They are going to nonetheless be a bit mushy; the bars will agency up as they cool.
- Let cool within the pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes earlier than chopping them into 18 rectangular bars.
- If desired, wrap the bars individually.
- Retailer the bars in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as three days. Individually wrap and freeze to get pleasure from later.
Key Elements: Smooth Baked Granola Bars
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